These rocks are relatively hard, and the lower part of the Grand Canyon which cuts into them (the “Inner Gorge”) is typically steep and narrow.
These tilted layers were raised above sea level and eroded to a nearly flat surface before sinking beneath the waters again to receive further deposition.
We find a consistent pattern of misrepresentation and withholding of information by the YE creationist scientists who have the training to know better.
By presenting only partial truths, they have succeeded in misleading a large fraction of American evangelical Christians.
Note the side canyons coming in at roughly right angles to the main Canyon.
Nearly all geologists understand these layers to have been deposited over the course of hundreds of millions of years.
This essay starts with a tour of the Grand Canyon, noting evidence that shows the Canyon rocks are indeed very old.
These students have been taught that their faith requires a literal interpretation of Bible passages which portray both a young earth and a world-wide deluge that reshaped the earth’s surface.
Further, they have been taught that the facts of nature actually support Flood geology.Atop that are a series of mainly sedimentary layers (Bass Limestone, Hakatai Shale, etc), along with the igneous Cardenas basalt.